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Re: Linux Forums

Debian lists require you use Reply to List, *not* Reply-to-All.

On Tuesday 24 January 2006 07:39, Andreas Schuldei wrote:
> * Paul Johnson <baloo@ursine.ca> [2006-01-24 06:47:02]:
> > On Tuesday 24 January 2006 00:33, Andreas Schuldei wrote:
> > But nobody else would use them , so how would this help them?  How is
> > this different from the debian-newbie list idea that comes up from time
> > to time, other than being an even less desirable interface for use?
> To me you come across a bit arrogant and with a "dont-care"
> attitude towards unexperienced users. Go read the social contract
> again and pay special attention to the bit about our priorities.

I understand the priorities, and I understand new users are important.  That's 
why I see zero benefit to fracturing the knowledge base.  Opening a forum 
only serves to fracture the knowledge base.  It's a great way to divide 
Debian and conquer it with experienced-user apathy.

> Note that we dont dictate our users how they should advance to 
> be more knowledgeable. If they prefere webforums give them
> webforums. If you dont care to participate, dont. They still can
> help each other and share their knowledge and advance that way.

I don't see how opening a web forum only the newbies are likely to use 
benefits the newbies or is fair to the experienced users who volunteer to 
help them.

Paul Johnson
Email and IM (XMPP & Google Talk): baloo@ursine.ca
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